UK recession: East

Page last updated at 11:41 GMT, Tuesday, 19 January 2010

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A leading food research centre in Norwich is to shed more than 40 science posts in a bid to cut costs.

Insurance company Axa is to lay off more than 500 workers across the UK, including 120 at its largest base in Ipswich.

Businesses in Buckinghamshire are squeezed by the recession despite being cushioned from the worst of its effects.


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A marine survey contractor goes into administration with the loss of 70 jobs, 27 from its base in Suffolk.

An air freight company announces a move from Stansted Airport in Essex to Belgium, with the loss of 91 jobs.

Cruise ship brings tourism boost
A cruise liner delivers a mini tourist boom to an Essex town when it arrives with 2,000 passengers.


Plan to cut factory workers hours
A major manufacturer in Peterborough plans to cut working hours for 700 of its employees.


Last piano factory in UK to close
The UK's last piano manufacturer, based in Milton Keynes, announces it is closing down with the loss of 90 jobs.


Recession hitting professionals
Professional people also getting the chop as the recession bites deeper, says BBC Look East correspondent Richard Bond.



WHERE TO GET HELP
RECESSION BASICS
Find out how the downturn took shape
Puzzled by the jargon? We explain
What is GDP and how is it calculated?
TOOLS
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Debt Remedy is an online debt counselling service provided by CCCS

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